Friday, March 21, 2014

April Preview

Ranya Renee
Photo by Lina Jang
Several fun events coming up during the month of April! Get out and support your local raqs community by attending a workshop or show.

Tuesday, April 1

Mahmoud Reda Technique & Combinations Workshop with Ranya Renee

Sponsored by Belly Dance by Samora and World Belly Dance Alliance

6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Pera Dance Studio
1015 Collier Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

$60 Early Bird (March 26); $75 after March 26

Intermediate and advanced-level dancers, don't miss your chance to learn from one of the most popular and respected teachers of Oriental dance. Ranya Renee will lead a two-hour session covering new Reda technique and combinations.

Ranya will also be available for private coaching sessions before and after the workshop. Check out the Facebook event for more details.

Saturday, April 5

"Serious Improvization": Turkish Zils with Carla Monnich of TURKU & African Dance with Wendellyn Ladapo (Athens)

Carla Monnich

12:30-3:30 p.m.
DanceFX Athens, 396 Foundry Street, Athens, Georgia 30601

$60 for both classes

Rajni and Qamar present an opportunity to study with a finger cymbal master, Carla Monnich of TURKU. In this multi-level session, Carla will bring a musician's perspective on this instrument (not a prop, remember?), designed to enhance the skills of anyone who plays zills as part of their performances. Later, Athens' own Wendellyn Ladapo will teach a class on her signature West African group improv vocabulary.

The day ends with a Dance & Music Jam and pot luck dinner at 5:30 p.m., at the home of Jackie Pierson. Donations will be accepted for local dancer Lucinda Bless and her family. Check out the Facebook event for details.

Jenny Nichols
Photo by Studio Jaki

Saturday, April 12

"Juice Box" with World Belly Dance Alliance & Amani Jabril

8:00 p.m.
The Art Place Black Box Theater
3330 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta, GA 30066


"Juice Box" is a collaboration between a diverse group of metro Atlanta performers, led by Amani Jabril and Jenny Nichols of World Belly Dance Alliance. The producers promise a blend of traditional belly dance, fusion, and theatrical performances. Click here to buy tickets.

Schadia of Nazeem Allayl

Nazeem Allayl Spring Studio Show

7:00 p.m.
Cecil B. Day Hall at Mercer University

Schadia and Nazeem Allayl present their semi-annual studio show, featuring group and solo performances byClick here for more info and to buy advance tickets.
Schadia, Nazeem Alsabah, and a variety of students.

Aziza Nawal
Photo by Kismet Photography

Sunday, April 13

Aziza Nawal Special Showcase

7:00 p.m.
Nicola's Lebanese Restaurant
$20 includes Lebanese dinner

Enjoy performances by Atlanta's own Aziza Nawal, as well as solos and group performances by her intermediate and advanced students -- as well as Nicola himself!

Your $20 ticket includes a Lebanese dinner with (as many of us know well) your choice of chicken, beef, or vegetarian entree. RSVP to the Facebook event for more details. Click here to buy advance tickets.

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